As New Year’s E…

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As New Year’s Eve approaches and we wait to hear the song that has become synonymous with the upcoming celebration, I wonder if many of us have pondered on what the song means to each of us. What does Auld Lang Syne (Old Long Syne) mean to you? The lyrics are below for your contemplation =)

Should Old Acquaintance be forgot,
and never thought upon;
The flames of Love extinguished,
and fully past and gone:
Is thy sweet Heart now grown so cold,
that loving Breast of thine;
That thou canst never once reflect
on Old long syne.

CHORUS:
On Old long syne my Jo,
in Old long syne,
That thou canst never once reflect,
on Old long syne.

My Heart is ravisht with delight,
when thee I think upon;
All Grief and Sorrow takes the flight,
and speedily is gone;
The bright resemblance of thy Face,
so fills this, Heart of mine;
That Force nor Fate can me displease,
for Old long syne.

CHORUS

Since thoughts of thee doth banish grief,
when from thee I am gone;
will not thy presence yield relief,
to this sad Heart of mine:
Why doth thy presence me defeat,
with excellence divine?
Especially when I reflect
on Old long syne

(excerpt from the 1788 song written by James Watson) 

 

For me, it’s a breaking with the past that has hurt us, which is a wisdom I cherish. Never to forget, but to always move on. This is utterly important when searching for a new love. Don’t give up, because your heart was broken. Remember what hurt and why…then be wiser in your new relationship, while never letting go of your optimism. 

 

Happy Holidays!

K.D., Founder of Peeksi.com

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